Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
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Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
So what do you do when your shower tiles are coming loose and water is leaking behind?
How about some vinyl wallpaper?
It's waterproof, stylish and easy to install.
And, let the decorator in you come out! Pick something that compliments the personality of your home, or what's on sale at the local discount store. And add a splash of color!
You can't go wrong with lavender.
These shower tiles are literally held in place by that wallpaper! There are spots where they are loose and if you push on them they crunch.
What you cannot see in this photo is the steady stream of water coming out of that designer shower head. And it's splattering all over the hardwood flooring.
This is a bathroom created out of what I think used to be a laundry room. It's so hard to tell these days where things used to be in relation to what is there now.
People are getting so creative. It's really hard to tell.
To top it off, this "bathroom" did not have a vent fan.
I cringe to think what is going on inside the walls. The corner to the left of this photo abuts a "bedroom" behind (I say bedroom because the wall between it and the family room is a vertical mattress and a curtain which, lately, seems to define a bedroom). The one real wall of that bedroom is demonstrating a growth that looks suspiciously like black mold, possibly stachybotrous. That was hard to tell too - there were so many different black colors. And a LOT of growth.
My recommendation: When you see something you don't see every day, stop, enjoy the moment, and relish the idea that your horizon may have been expanded. But don't smell the roses too much - there may be mold in the air.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.